The garden is finally going through a major growth spurt as the sun came out, the temperatures rose and the rains let up some in the last two weeks. Plants such as our sugar snap peas were only 6 inches off the ground in mid-June now stand over 4 feet tall!
Many campers continue to enjoy their exploration of God’s creation in the garden. This week we had our third set of sessions with the Voyageur campers. These individuals are adults with developmental or physical disabilities. We have been blessed with our waist high raised beds which make it possible for all to enjoy digging into the dirt! We were finally able to harvest radishes this
week which was thrilling to be a part of. The Voyageur campers were overjoyed to be able to pick their radishes and wanted to pray for the plants in the garden. Watching their excitement when we are talking about plants, veggies, and being alive in God’s creation is amazing!
Our other set of campers this week were our Ojibwa campers from the Turtle Mountain Reservation. These campers were so excited to help out in the garden that we were kept busy showing them all the different jobs they could do to keep our plants growing strong. After finishing a task, kids would run up to say, “what can I do next? I want to help!” I think maybe the entire bin of fresh picked spinach that they devoured during our introduction to the garden time gave them tons of energy!
Enjoy these pictures from week #4